Gary Rozak

Online Trading Academy
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Gary Rozak is a former floor trader who brings extensive real-world experience to his role as Online Trading Academy Instructor. He also understands the complexity of portfolio management as a fiduciary for a 401(k) plan and can help students who want to take control of their retirement plans.

Gary feels that many investors take many risks they don’t need to, either through lack of education or inappropriate advice. In his classes, he emphasizes the importance of the proper risk/reward ratio on each and every trade.

Gary came to Online Trading Academy because he felt it offers the best education platform in teaching wealth management, trading skills and confidence. His passion is to help others achieve financial independence by sharing his deep knowledge of the markets.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Former floor trader, Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
  • Managing Director of a fixed income and mortgage-backed securities company
  • President of a $30 million electronics company with 18 U.S. locations and Fiduciary for its 401(k) plan


  • UK Markets
  • US Markets


  • Wealth Management


  • Traded a $300 million portfolio of mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries to hedge existing mortgages during the 2008 financial crisis
  • Hosts a regular LinkedIn forum on interest rates and yield curves, focused on the U.S. Treasury auctions
  • Avid recreational athlete who enjoys hockey, skiing, basketball and golf


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Learning from Gary has been a joy. His practical approach and years of experience are unmatched. I'm looking forward to jumping in head first!”

, September 2017

“This proactive investor class is well delivered in a positive and supportive manner by a truly knowledgeable and non egotistical instructor, with patience; he is student-centric. Gary is a gem and I would wait a year to do it again just to get more from his wide and non-traditional knowledge base, or travel to his out of town presentation.”

, September 2017

“This class as taught by Gary Rozak was an exceptional experience due to his 25 plus years as and active trader and his ability to simplify the complex down to the basics and practical implementation of the core strategies. The course is a systematic approach to investment planning. I have had some very good instructor a OTA but I have to say Gary Rozak is the best instructor I have had. Thank you OTA for your selection of great professional instructors.”

, August 2017

“Oh my word!! Gary is the most incredible teacher I have ever had! I have taken numerous classes at OTA (Futures, Stocks, Options, Platform, etc.) and this has been the most beneficial, most educational, and the most wonderful class ever. I mean that! I am so incredibly blessed to have been in this class and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone, including young people. Gary is a gifted, knowledgeable, and oh so funny teacher. I was so impressed with his very simplified way of helping the students to REALLY understand what he was teaching. He truly cares for his students and helped each one of us to get a real grip on things. I am so overwhelmingly grateful to have sat in his class - and I am going to his next class he is teaching three hours away so I can absorb more. Thank you for bringing him to our center and PLEASE, PLEASE bring him back soon!!!”

, August 2017

“The instructor is very knowledgeable and able to impart the information in a way that can be understood. Very patient with those of us who are less experienced and sincerely wants us to learn as much as possible and be able to apply what is taught. Lots of tools and resources were provided. Thank you, Gary.”

, August 2017

“Excellent Instructor. He completely delivered what he promised in the first day. He is clear and precise on his explanations, examples, and rules. I will take his class again and again.”

, August 2017

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